Christopher Terne

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Christopher TERNE 1620/1-1673

Biographical Note

Born at Rochester, the son of Nathaniel Terne of Chatham, gentleman. BA St John’s College, Cambridge 1640, MA 1643; studied at the University of Leiden, 1647, where he graduated MD. Admitted a candidate of the Royal College of Physicians 1650, fellow 1655. Assistant physician to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London 1653-69; lecturer on anatomy to the Barber-Surgeons Company, 1656. Fellow of the Royal Society 1663. A number of manuscripts volumes of his lectures and notes are preserved among the Sloane manuscripts in the British Library.


Library auctioned 1686; see entry for Thomas Allen (d.1684). Terne's will has no mention of books; all the residue of his estate was left to his wife.

Characteristic Markings

None of Terne’s books have been identified.


  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-2010, St Philip, 2010.
  • Bibliothecae medicae … D. Christ. Terne D. Thomae Allen, 1686 (ESTC R26289).
  • Moore, Norman, and Michael Bevan. "Terne, Christopher (1620/21–1673), physician." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.